TITLE

THE TRUTH IS OFTEN BITTERSWEET…CHOCOLATE DOES A HEART GOOD

AUTHOR(S)
Alspach, Grif
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the generalizations regarding the lack of nutritional content of chocolate. A brief description of chocolate is provided. It presents information on the physiological effects of flavonoids. It discusses evidence that consumption of flavonol-rich chocolate enhances blood flow.
ACCESSION #
23771099

 

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